Finally! It looks as though, despite the lack of foliage, I will have blooms! And a lot of them, I hope. I can't remember what color they are supposed to be, so that will be a surprise.
We manged a little winter hike today, in between rain and snow squalls. Such luck we had! It was slushing as we drove to our local town forest, remained dry for the hour or so we walked and then started to rain as soon as we got back. Then the snow squalls that were predicted with such excitement by the local weathermen blew through, complete with thunder and strong winds that seemed to thrill them so much. After that the sun broke out for a few minutes. A clear sky that hasn't been seen much around here. It is bad enough the daylight hours are so short, but to have even those blanketed with dark and gloominess makes it hard to keep my mood up. I am noticing the added minute or so of daylight at the end of the day. I love winter and am not exactly tired of it yet, but the thought of summer and dinners on the porch in the light of a high sun keeps me going.
Three hundred twenty-six to go. Did you know that bounce, bounce, bouncing off the gums with woven floss is by far the best way to floss? The things that you learn over tea with friends.